Doing Business in Indonesia
Republic of Indonesia
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Major Cities and Serving Airports
|Soekarna Hatta International Airport|
Ngurah Rai International Airport
Surabaya Juanda International Airport
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport
Medan Kualanamu International Airport
Republic of Indonesia
Indonesia (Indonesian Indonesia) is a republic and the world's largest island nation and with over 264 million inhabitants the fourth most populous state in the world. Indonesia is the country with the largest number of Muslims in the world. Indonesia borders Malaysia on the island of Borneo, Papua New Guinea on the island of New Guinea and Timor on the island of Timor. North of Indonesia are Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Palau, east of Papua New Guinea and East Timor, south of Australia and to the west and south of the Indian Ocean.
Indonesia is separated from the Malay Peninsula with western Malaysia and Singapore by the Straits of Malacca and the Celeb Sea passes through the border into the Philippine Islands.
The largest and most important city in Indonesia is the capital Jakarta, which is the commercial and financial center. Other important cities are Surabaya, Medan and Bandung.
The economy of the next-Eleven state of Indonesia is based on the principle of a market economy, but in many places it is influenced by the government. Some big companies are state-owned. In 1997/1998, an economic crisis shook various states in East and Southeast Asia, which also hit Indonesia hard (Asian crisis). The currency lost 75% of its value and many companies went bankrupt. After that, however, the Indonesian economy stabilized and, with a growth rate of 5 to 6% per year, is one of the fastest growing in the world. Many multinational companies use the natural wealth of Indonesia and have branches here. So operates z. B. the Daewoo Logistics Group from South Korea large-scale plantations on which z. B. corn and palm oil are grown. Palm oil is processed directly in Indonesia.
The gold and copper producer PT Freeport Indonesia, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Gold & Copper, is the state's largest taxpayer. He runs the largest gold mine in the world in western New Guinea. Another group operating in Indonesia is Newmont Mining. Some export products are gold, copper, nickel ore, coal, wood products, agricultural products (palm oil, rice, peanuts, cocoa, coffee), textiles and minerals. Indonesia is the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas with an annual 23 million tons (2002). The main buyers are Japan and China.
Tourism is an important source of income for the country. Every year Bali is visited by about four million tourists, mainly from Australia, the USA, Europe, Japan and China. However, Indonesian tourism has been hit hard by recent Bali bombings (2002 and 2005) and repeated terrorist warnings, particularly by Australian authorities in recent years.
Java attracts tourists with the world cultural heritage Borobudur (Buddhist) and Prambanan (Hindu) and the city of Yogyakarta known for batik. The touristy volcanoes Bromo, Tangkuban Perahu and Kawah Putih (both near Bandung), seaside resorts like Pangandaran and others on the west coast, as well as culturally interesting places like Bandung and Cirebon and the Dieng plateau with its Hindu temples attract tourists. Jakarta, the capital of Java, is a tourist destination, despite its unmanageable size and unsafe reputation.
Sumatra has a lot to offer in terms of landscape and culture. In addition, the species-rich national parks are popular tourist destinations. The islands Komodo, Rinca and Padar include the Komodo National Park, where the Komodo dragon is native. North Sulawesi, in particular the area around Manado (in particular Bunaken and the Lembeh Strait) and the Togian Islands are known as a diving paradise, the Toraja highlands in southwest Sulawesi, however, especially for his deathly cult.
For Western New Guinea, known for its multitude of partially isolated and traditional ethnic groups, a special police permit (Surat Jalan) is needed to reach destinations in the interior of the country. All places of the journey must be exactly registered. Travelers are required to contact the local police at the destination using this form. Journalists have not been granted entry visas for western New Guinea since 2003.